Park and Sports Turf Management (AS Degree S0116)
Natural Sciences Division
The courses in park and sports turf management are designed to enable students to prepare for a career in this essential and diverse profession. This degree is part of our comprehensive Agricultural Sciences Program. The program is unique in that most courses provide hands-on experience designed to give the student a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge. Students who intend to transfer should meet with a counselor to check the lower division requirements in the catalog of the college or university which they will attend and also the semester and year in which courses are offered.
This program is intended to prepare students to manage a park or sports facility and also for employment following graduation. Students will learn how to design, install and manage irrigation systems, set up and implement fertilizer and pest management programs, design and properly install a complete landscape (including all plants and hardScape), and properly identify and maintain trees, shrubs and turf grasses. In addition, students will learn about personnel management, budgeting and other management topics.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|AGOR 5||Park Facilities||3|
|AGOR 24||Integrated Pest Management||3|
|AGOR 30||Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs||3|
|or AGOR 35||Ornamental Plants for Southwest Climates|
|AGOR 39||Turf Grass Production and Management||3|
|AGOR 40||Sports Turf Management||3|
|AGOR 50||Soil Science and Management||3|
|AGOR 51||Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations||3|
|AGOR 62||Irrigation Principles and Design||3|
|AGOR 63||Irrigation Systems Management||3|
|AGOR 71||Construction Fundamentals||3|
|AGOR 75||Urban Arboriculture||3|
|Complete one unit from the following course:||1|
|Work Experience in Horticulture|
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Demonstrate professional conduct in the industry.
- Be able to give a professional quality oral presentation
- Be able to formulate and propose an all-inclusive management program for a sports turf area
- Be able to demonstrate proper pruning skills for pruning woody trees and shrubs.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.